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Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Hamburg student

Fashion industry provides creative outlet for Hamburg student

CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – Fashion design has opened doors for Hamburg student Hunter LaCrosse, an aspiring clothes designer.


Hunter will be exhibiting her designs along with 10 other students representing a total of eight local school districts at the “Limitless” fashion show. Students of the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program will be modeling their creations on March 10 at Walden Galleria.


Hunter has been working on novel designs inspired by traditional Chinese garments. Motivated by her experiences at festivals in China, Hunter’ s modern designs reflect Chinese tradition.


“Actually, the reason for being interested in fashion was because I realized I was drawing clothing more in my illustrations … I wanted to have hands-on experience with fabrics so I could use them for reference,” Hunter said.

How to Wear Florals

How to Wear Florals

Summertime brings some of the hottest trends and this summer its all about flower power. Botanical prints are huge this summer in jewelry, handbags, shoes as well as pants, jumpsuits, tailored blouses, maxi dresses, caftans, pantsuits and skirts. Floral print trend is feminine yet bold and colorful and there are many ways to add this trend to any woman's wardrobe.

Top floral prints this summer are roses, daffodils, orchids, and daisies. Hot floral colors are pastels as well as bold, bright, vivd colors with the blues and purples are front and center. Hot prints/patterns included Color blocking, bold graphics, over sized prints, plant as well as sequin patterns.

Here are some tips on this summer hot floral trend

Free prom dresses available to high school girls

Free prom dresses available to high school girls

(Erie County, NY) – Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners have collected and cleaned dresses in preparation of this year’s Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days. Area high school girls are welcome to “shop” for a free dress during one of two events.

“I recently read an article about the cost of prom exceeding $2,000. Some families aren’t comfortable spending that amount of money. To help defray some of the cost of prom, I started my Prom Dress Drive three years ago and it has helped hundreds of local girls find a perfect gown for the dance,” Legislator Dixon said. “This year the community once again got involved and donated some amazing dresses. The Shopping Days have always been a lot of fun for the girls, moms and their friends.

Legislator Dixon's 3rd Prom Dress Drive Kicks Off Today

Legislator Dixon's 3rd Prom Dress Drive Kicks Off Today

Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased to announce that she is once again partnering with Urban Valet Dry Cleaners and community sites to collect dresses for her 2012 Prom Dress Drive. This is the third year that Legislator Dixon has organized the event to help local high school students find a free gown for their upcoming prom. Dresses will be collected from Monday, March 12 through Saturday, March 24.

“The Prom Dress Drive has really grown into a great community event. I can’t thank the donors enough for helping our local students find a beautiful gown to wear to prom. For many, this event is the difference between having a dress or not for the big dance. I encourage anyone who has unwanted gowns in their closets to bring them to one of the drop-off locations that have generously agreed to collect dresses,” Legislator Dixon said.

This year’s drop-off locations are as follows:

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain go away! If you’re going to be caught in a rainstorm you might as well do it fashionable. Raingear is getting a fashion makeover these days check out the lastest fashion trends in rainwear for 2012.

Join facebook group Accessory addicts for all the lastest trend in accessories http://www.facebook.com/groups/165443036908627/

Corto’s Salon Employee on the Cutting Edge; Wins Competition

Corto’s Salon Employee on the Cutting Edge; Wins Competition

HAMBURG, NY – A local man and seasoned barber took the top prize at the Andis Barber Competition at the annual International Beauty Show on Friday, March 11th. 

Joe Corto, a resident of Hamburg, and a local barber at Corto’s Salons and Seasons Spas used his 50+ years experience to his advantage as he soared above the competition to claim the top spot in the Conservation and Traditional Styles competition. 

Contestants were judged on technique, precision, stage performance, and overall cut with a visible transformation of their model’s hair being apparent.  Joe’s model, his brother Dominic, Owner of Corto’s, sported the winning look.

The competition, which was hosted by Major League Barber and sponsored by Andis, was open to all barbers for a $100 entry fee.